inkstone


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ink·stone

 (ĭngk′stōn′)
n.
A stone used in Chinese calligraphy and painting for grinding dry ink and mixing it with water.

inkstone

(ˈɪŋkˌstəʊn)
n
a stone mortar traditionally used in Asia, in which solidified ink may be ground and mixed with water to produce liquid ink
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Inkstone making goes back hand in hand to the early history of calligraphy to thousands of years back.
"Finding herself entangled in a love triangle," says the wall text, "she nervously faces her inkstone and brush as she considers how to reply." (People love to complain about wall labels, but sometimes they are pure poetry.)
One side of it consists of the Times Square shopping mall and office towers a where Inkstone is based, as a matter of fact.
Of course, many bottles of liquid ink were used, as it would have taken months to grind ink sticks in a traditional way on an inkstone to get that amount of ink.
Inkstone, Abacus, and Goldthread were all launched in February, March and June this year, and are all online verticals that took on average six months to build.
Brush, ink, paper, inkstone, and calligrapher form an assemblage that wills singularity.
The scholar's "four treasures" - ink, inkstone, calligraphy brush, and paper - set him aside from the common tradesman.
He creates cartoons using ink and inkstone on rice paper, and also remarks on social issues through photography and documentaries.
While her more advanced age and precarious class status placed her in a marginalized position in the court, Shonagon had time and the economic security needed to hone her creative pursuits, her patron and eventual friend and fellow poetess Empress Teishi even providing her with inkstone and paper, gifts that translator Meredith McKinney identifies as "precious" (2006, xix, 19, 255).
Now available on the online product resource IMaestri, Neutra's Inkstone bathtub is carved from a unique block of stone.
Around paper, ink, brush, inkstone, calligraphy, and painting were presented to emphasize the achievement of ancient China in culture and the arts.